Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development (QF) is a private, non-profit organisation that is supporting Qatar on its journey from a carbon economy to knowledge economy. QF was founded in 1995 by His Highness Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Father Emir, and is Chaired by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser.
QF serves the people of Qatar by supporting and operating programs in three core mission areas: education, science and research, and community development with a wide range of world-class education, work experience and career opportunities so that young people can develop the attitudes, knowledge and skills required in a knowledge economy. By sharing its experience, QF also contributes to human development nationally, regionally, and internationally.
QF is developing skilled graduates and top class teachers through an innovative and multidisciplinary education model. In keeping with Qatar Foundation’s objectives to enhance its educational standards, QF has signed an agreement with International Baccalaureate (IB) to become an approved provider of IB Professional Development workshops for educators.
The IB is a non-profit educational foundation that works with almost 4,000 schools in more than 140 countries to develop and offer challenging programs to over 1.2 million youngsters up to the age of 19.
IB Professional Development workshops help educators develop a deeper understanding of what it means to be an internationally minded and effective teacher. QF believes that professional development should be ongoing for all educators, irrespective of experience ̶ not only for continuous professional and personal growth, but to ensure that educators keep improving the learning experiences and outcomes of all their students.
QF delivers a selection of IB teacher training workshops in Arabic and English with the first held in January 2015. The workshops are designed and developed by the IB and delivered by experienced IB educators from around the world. Every IB workshop is evaluated against a rigorous global quality assurance framework.